African perspectives on trade and the WTO : domestic reforms, structural transformation and global economic integration
- edited by Patrick Low (University of Hong Kong), Chiedu Osakwe (World Trade Organization), Maika Oshikawa (World Trade Organization).
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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- Physical description
- xxix, 480 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Corporate Author
- World Trade Organization. China Round Table (4th : 2015 : Nairobi, Kenya), author.
- Low, Patrick, 1949- editor.
- Osakwe, Chiedu I. (Chiedu Igwebuike) editor.
- Oshikawa, Maika, editor.
- World Trade Organization. Ministerial Conference (10th : 2015 : Nairobi, Kenya)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Introduction and overview Patrick Low, Chiedu Osakwe and Maika Oshikawa-- Part I. The Future of the Multilateral Trading System: Perspectives from African Policy-Makers and Partners:
- 2. African Union priorities in the WTO Fatima Haram Acyl--
- 3. Economic diversification in Africa's number one economy Okechukwu E. Enelamah--
- 4. Trade, investment and development Rob Davies--
- 5. Integration into regional and global value chains - how is it done? Joshua Setipa--
- 6. From Marrakesh to Nairobi: a force for the world trading system: from the past twenty years to the next twenty years Moulay Hafid El Alamy--
- 7. Building capacity in Africa to facilitate integration into global value chains: contributions from the ITC Arancha Gonzalez--
- 8. Investment and trade rules: increasing the stock of African foreign direct investment flows Joakim Reiter--
- 9. Deepening African integration: intra-African trade for development and poverty reduction Anabel Gonzalez-- Part II. Africa's Participation in the Rules-Based Multilateral Trading System:
- 10. Rising Africa in world trade? A story of traditional commodities and new products Michael Finger--
- 11. Trade policy trends in Africa: empirical evidence from twenty years of WTO trade policy reviews Maika Oshikawa, Ukamaka Anaedu and Vicky Chemutai--
- 12. Preferential trade agreements in Africa: lessons from the tripartite free trade agreements and an African continent-wide FTA Stephen Karingi, Ottavia Pesce and Simon Mevel--
- 13. African trade integration and international production networks Bernard Hoekman--
- 14. Implementing trade facilitation reform in Africa Marcus Bartley Johns, Christina Busch and Gerard McLinden-- Part III. Selected Development Experiences and Perspectives:
- 15. Trade rules, industrial policy and competitiveness: implications for Africa's development Chiedu Osakwe--
- 16. WTO accessions, reforms and competitiveness: lessons for Africa Alexei P. Kireyev--
- 17. Driving economic growth through trade policy reforms and investment attraction in the open world economy: the experience of China Yuan Yuan--
- 18. Conclusions Patrick Low, Chiedu Osakwe and Maika Oshikawa.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book looks into key questions facing the continent, such as how can Africa achieve deeper integration into the rules-based multilateral trading system and the global economy? The publication is based on contributions to the Fourth China Round Table on WTO Accessions and the Multilateral Trading System, which took place just before the WTO's Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in December 2015.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Twenty-first-century Africa is in a process of dynamic economic transformation. However, challenges remain in areas such as structural reform, governance, market turbulence, commodity pricing, and geopolitics. There is a critical need for African economies to assess growth models and strategies to foster increased, sustained, and inclusive growth. The book contributes to contemporary debate on key questions facing the continent, such as: How can Africa achieve deeper integration into the rules-based multilateral trading system and the global economy? What approaches and next steps are possible, according to economic and trade policymakers? What supportive roles can multilateral and regional institutions play? This volume is a product of the Fourth China Round Table, which took place during the WTO's Tenth Ministerial Conference, held in Kenya in December 2015. Supported by independent expert analyses, the book proposes a range of African perspectives on the role of trade, the WTO, and its future agenda.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- World Trade Organization > Africa > Congresses.
- Free trade > Africa > Congresses.
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- "This volume, the work of over twenty authors, grew out of the Fourth China Round Table and the WTO's Tenth Ministerial Conference, two seminal events held back-to-back in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2015"--Introduction.
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- 1107174473 hardcover
- 9781316626528 paperback
- 1316626520 paperback
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